John David Galt | 1 Nov 02:37 2009
Picon
Picon

Re: Re: Just started playing, love the game, and have some questions

> Chris Shaffer wrote:
>> The 18Mex merger generally happens well after it forms, so it  
>> usually begins
>> without a train.  It would be the rare game where the NdM floated  
>> after the
>> first 5 train was purchased.

JC Lawrence wrote:
> It hasn't been rare here.  Perhaps 20% of games or a bit more.  We've  
> had several games end one set of ORs in the 3-trains and start the  
> next set of ORs in the 5/6-trains.  In those cases there was no  
> opportunity to buy NdM shares prior to the 5-trains.

How'd you manage that?  Some house rule that allows companies to buy
trains during a stock round?

------------------------------------

This is a message from the 18xx mailing list.Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/18xx/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/18xx/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

(Continue reading)

Daniel Victor | 1 Nov 03:22 2009
Picon

Re: Re: 18EA - Commuter, Local, or Rural?

I am still trying to get the original track of 'Freight Train' by Nancy Whiskey and Chaz McDevitt !
                                               Cheers - Danny Victor

________________________________
From: Charlie Wilson <charlie@...>
To: 18xx@...
Sent: Sat, 31 October, 2009 23:49:25
Subject: Re: [18xx] Re: 18EA - Commuter, Local, or Rural?

  
I fear that too many of us are shewing our age here!!
I refuse to reveal what one of the tapes was that we played while driving 
to/from Essen last week. ;-)

Mind you George's youtube link led me to the clips of the Muppets doing the 
"Gnu" and "Transport of Delight" - and no Miss Piggy in sight.

Charlie Wilson [a bearded one]  ;-{)}

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "dave4b" <dave.thorby <at>  ukonline. co.uk>
To: <18xx <at> yahoogroups. com>
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2009 10:39 AM
Subject: [18xx] Re: 18EA - Commuter, Local, or Rural?

> "I think I agree with the old lady who said 'If God had intended us to 
> fly, he would have never have given us the railways'."
>
> --- In 18xx <at> yahoogroups. com, "George W. Harris" <gharris <at> ... > wrote:
>> I would prefer Slow Train, if only for this melancholy song:
(Continue reading)

dave4b | 1 Nov 11:22 2009
Picon
Picon

Re: 18EA - Commuter, Local, or Rural?

http://www.play.com/Music/MP3-Download-Track/4-/10731109/Freight-Train/Product.html?aid=10731091

Or were you looking for it on a shellac disk?

--- In 18xx@..., Daniel Victor <nonteadrinker <at> ...> wrote:
>
> I am still trying to get the original track of 'Freight Train' by Nancy Whiskey and Chaz McDevitt !
>                                                Cheers - Danny Victor
> 

------------------------------------

This is a message from the 18xx mailing list.Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/18xx/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/18xx/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    mailto:18xx-digest@... 
    mailto:18xx-fullfeatured@...

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    18xx-unsubscribe@...
(Continue reading)

Ian D Wilson | 1 Nov 11:27 2009

Re: Re: 18EA - Commuter, Local, or Rural?

Or try:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvCwEO1Ia-U

Ian D

--- On Sun, 1/11/09, dave4b <dave.thorby@...> wrote:

From: dave4b <dave.thorby@...>
Subject: [18xx] Re: 18EA - Commuter, Local, or Rural?
To: 18xx@...
Date: Sunday, 1 November, 2009, 10:22 AM

  

http://www.play. com/Music/ MP3-Download- Track/4-/ 10731109/ Freight-Train/ Product.html? aid=10731091

Or were you looking for it on a shellac disk?

--- In 18xx <at> yahoogroups. com, Daniel Victor <nonteadrinker <at>  ...> wrote:
>
> I am still trying to get the original track of 'Freight Train' by Nancy Whiskey and Chaz McDevitt !
> Cheers - Danny Victor
> 

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

------------------------------------

This is a message from the 18xx mailing list.Yahoo! Groups Links

(Continue reading)

Ian D | 1 Nov 16:31 2009

Re: MidCon / 60 / EA / + car share?

Mike,

Please don't feel you have to alter your design just because some of us can't be bothered to learn some new
rules! The only people you have to persuade are yourself and Markus. I think it does the hobby good to have a
few designers out there who are able to stretch the system in new ways.
Steve's comment of "shows promise" (or somesuch) may sound rather lukewarm, but coming from Steve this is
actually quite a compliment. After all, he once described one of my designs as "worthy but dull".

Ian D

--- In 18xx@..., "huttm" <huttm <at> ...> wrote:
>
> Danny/Steve,
> 
> Certainly I want to end up with a game I would enjoy playing myself, but of course this would be better if more
people enjoyed it too. Perhaps with 1860 I tried to be a little too different for Steve's tastes,
particularly in that there were so many unfamiliar aspects to the rules. With EA I suspect there are fewer,
and certainly if I can reduce the number of "oddities" while retaining the essential flavour that I hope EA
has then perhaps that will be step in the right direction.
> 
> Mike.
> 
> --- In 18xx@..., "Steve Thomas" <maisnestce <at> > wrote:
> >
> > Danny Victor wrote:
> > 
> > >  Mike,while I agree with all of Steve's comments on this topic,
> > > I can't help feeling that we seem to be ganging up to criticise a
> > > new and innovative game.If so,I apologise for offering so much
> > > criticism and so little encouragement.
(Continue reading)

Daniel | 1 Nov 20:54 2009
Picon

Re: 18EA - Commuter, Local, or Rural?

Thanks Ian,good stuff.They also had 'the last train to San Fernando' !
                        Danny Victor

--- In 18xx@..., Ian D Wilson <ianwilson156 <at> ...> wrote:
>
> Or try:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvCwEO1Ia-U
> 
> Ian D
> 
> --- On Sun, 1/11/09, dave4b <dave.thorby <at> ...> wrote:
> 
> 
> From: dave4b <dave.thorby <at> ...>
> Subject: [18xx] Re: 18EA - Commuter, Local, or Rural?
> To: 18xx@...
> Date: Sunday, 1 November, 2009, 10:22 AM
> 
> 
>   
> 
> 
> 
> http://www.play. com/Music/ MP3-Download- Track/4-/ 10731109/ Freight-Train/ Product.html? aid=10731091
> 
> Or were you looking for it on a shellac disk?
> 
> --- In 18xx <at> yahoogroups. com, Daniel Victor <nonteadrinker <at>  ...> wrote:
> >
> > I am still trying to get the original track of 'Freight Train' by Nancy Whiskey and Chaz McDevitt !
(Continue reading)

JC Lawrence | 2 Nov 05:54 2009
Picon
Picon
Picon

Re: Re: Just started playing, love the game, and have some questions


On 31 Oct 2009, at 18:37 , John David Galt wrote:
> JC Lawrence wrote:

>> It hasn't been rare here.  Perhaps 20% of games or a bit more.  We've
>> had several games end one set of ORs in the 3-trains and start the
>> next set of ORs in the 5/6-trains.  In those cases there was no
>> opportunity to buy NdM shares prior to the 5-trains.
>
> How'd you manage that?  Some house rule that allows companies to buy
> trains during a stock round?

Call it a failure of language checking.  We'd end one set of ORs in  
Phase-3 and end the next set of ORs in Phase-5/6.  Ergo there was no  
SR during which the NdM could be bought prior to it also being able to  
operate.

-- JCL

------------------------------------

This is a message from the 18xx mailing list.Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/18xx/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
(Continue reading)

Alan Winterrowd | 2 Nov 14:12 2009

Pentacon, Ft. Wayne, IN, Nov 6-8

This is a small local con.  While there is no 18xx on the schedule, there will be at least three of us playing
most of the day on Friday and until 5 or so on Saturday, if anyone is in the area and wants to get some games in.

http://www.pentacongames.com/

 ------
Alan Winterrowd     alan@...
Visit my blog http://boomcoach.blogspot.com

It is said that "God giveth" and that "God taketh away"
When I was a kid, we had a name for that sort of thing!

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

------------------------------------

This is a message from the 18xx mailing list.Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/18xx/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/18xx/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    mailto:18xx-digest@... 
(Continue reading)

David Fair | 2 Nov 14:19 2009
Picon

Re: A novel strategy at 18Ardennes

On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 12:41 PM, Beard, Bruce D.
<bruce_d_beard@...> wrote:
> Thank you, Steve, for that cautionary tale.  I will, at all costs, avoid incest at country dances.

There go my weekend plans.

> From: 18xx@...
[18xx@...] On Behalf Of Steve Thomas [maisnestce@...]
>
> The other day David Hecht, elements of the Kentish Mob, and I had a couple
> of games of 18Ardennes. In the first, with four players, everyone played
> more or less conventionally, i.e. paying dividends most of the time, and
> using the money thus earned to buy shares. During the post-game discussion,
> I recalled that there'd been a different approach I'd conceived of some time
> ago and had wanted to try, but the matter had slipped my mind until far too
> late, as usual. The second game, with five players, gave me the opportunity
> to put theory into practice.
>
> The initial auction went more or less conventionally, and I ended up with
> three minor companies having spent all my initial capital. The
> unconventional bit started in OR 2, when I withheld dividends with all of my
> companies. I did not pay any dividends until late in OR 6, at which point
> each of my companies had a permanent train. I was too poor to buy shares in
> SR 4, and the whole of my stock dealing took place in the initial auction
> and in and after the final stock round.
>
> When the scores were totted up, I finished last, with a net worth of a
> little over F4800. However, I was within F100 of the fourth player and
> F1200 of the winner, so it's not as uncompetitive as might have been thought
> at first sight.
(Continue reading)

ale_greenskid | 4 Nov 12:14 2009
Picon

Burlington Northern Santa Fe

Just read on the FT

"Warren Buffett on Tuesday struck the biggest deal of his life with the $26.6bn purchase of Burlington
Northern Santa Fe, one of the largest US railroad operators, in what the billionaire investor called an
"all-in wager" on America's economic future."

I think I may have done a similar move a number of times in 1870...

------------------------------------

This is a message from the 18xx mailing list.Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/18xx/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/18xx/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    mailto:18xx-digest@... 
    mailto:18xx-fullfeatured@...

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    18xx-unsubscribe@...

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:
(Continue reading)


Gmane